Perfect Granny Square Crochet Pattern

Learn how to create a seam free, single sided Crochet Granny square for perfect results every time.

The humble Granny Square is the crochet staple of Nanna's everywhere, which is how it came to be known as a 'Granny Square'. Originally it was just called a crochet square.

The Granny Square is often the very first thing we are taught when learning to crochet, so it would follow that it would be simple to have a perfect square every time and those new to crochet often get discouraged when this is not the case.

However, to get a perfect square actually requires a bit of experience, good fundamentals and advanced row starting techniques, otherwise you are left with seams, the reverse side of stitches showing every second row or even a slight spiral effect.

This granny square is made without turning your work and has a right and a wrong side.

Caul progress

I'd spent a few days thinking about some of the problems that needed to be solved to make Eleanora's caul and having come up with some possibilities it was time to give them a try. So yesterday I made a pricking for a full sized version and got started. I tried to add beads for the first time, however I wasn't happy with the result and decided I should make my caul without beads and test some of my other ideas first.


I soon realised I would have a big tangle of bobbins if I didn't get some sort of bobbin holder thingys sorted. So cat food cardboard boxes came to the rescue again. I tried a few different elastics and cardboard shapes, I'm not happy with them yet, but I'm using the ones I've made so far. You can sort of see one in the bottom left of the pic.

Some of the tensioning isn't the best. I'm much happier with the edges, shape and joins, and I made it about a quarter of the way through yesterday. Then last night I woke up at 3am and the solution for how to add the beads hit me. I just tried it and it's worked brilliantly.  Now I'm trying to decide if I should undo my work and add the beads or just keep going. What do you think?


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